Jones Fails UFC 214 Drug Test, Stripped of Title
In yet another unbelievable turn in the saga of Jon Jones, the recently re-crowned light-heavyweight champion failed an in-competition drug test for his UFC 214 rematch with Daniel Cormier.
TMZ first reported the story, which was then confirmed by several outlets including MMAFighting.
Jones reportedly tested positive for turinabol, a steroid that carries a two-year minimal suspension by USADA.
This is the second time Jones has tested positive for a banned substance under the USADA program. Prior to UFC 200 last July, Jones tested positive for clomiphene and received a one-year ban from USADA.
Jones has yet to release a statement on the matter. Daniel Cormier, who was knocked out by Jones at UFC 214, told Ariel Helwani he will release a statement soon and was currently “processing” the information:
Reached out to @dc_mma. He said he will provide a statement soon but he's just "processing it" right now. He said he was shaking. Disbelief.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 23, 2017
TMZ later reported that Jones will be stripped of his light-heavyweight title, which will be returned to Cormier.